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Four SBW lawyers selected to 2023 Best Lawyers®

We congratulate four of our partners who have again been recognized for their litigation excellence and selected to the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America: David Bruce, Duncan Manville, James Savitt, and Stephen Willey. David Bruce is recognized in Commercial Litigation and Municipal Law. He was first recognized for Commercial Litigation in 2014 and for Municipal Law in 2021. Duncan Manville is ...

We congratulate four of our partners who have again been recognized for their litigation excellence and selected to the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America: David Bruce, Duncan Manville, James Savitt, and Stephen ...

New Washington Statute Impacts Settlement Agreements in Employment Disputes and Limits Scope of Nondisclosure Agreements

A significant statutory update regarding the resolution of employment-related claims, disputes and lawsuits, RCW 49.44.211, went into effect on June 9,  2022.  The new law amends the 2018 law prohibiting employment agreements from including non-disclosure provisions related to details or allegations of sexual harassment and assault. The amended statute now applies to settlement agreements and independent contractor agreements, in ...

A significant statutory update regarding the resolution of employment-related claims, disputes and lawsuits, RCW 49.44.211, went into effect on June 9,  2022.  The new law amends the 2018 law prohibiting ...

SBW Welcomes Jacob P. Freeman

We are pleased to announce that Jacob P. Freeman has re-joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as an associate. Jacob returns to SBW following two years years of managing his own legal practice focused on commercial litigation in federal and state courts here in Seattle. He previously served as an associate at the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, and ...

We are pleased to announce that Jacob P. Freeman has re-joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as an associate. Jacob returns to SBW following two years years of managing his own legal ...

Court of Appeals Clears Way to Challenge Land Use Decisions in Far-Flung Courts

A recent decision by Division Three of the Washington Court of Appeals has cleared the way for parties to challenge local land use decisions anywhere in the state, regardless of where the underlying property is located.  In Glenrose Ass'n v. Spokane Cty., No. 38376-8-III, 2022 Wash. App. LEXIS 1171 (Ct. App. June 7, 2022), a three-judge panel reversed the ...

A recent decision by Division Three of the Washington Court of Appeals has cleared the way for parties to challenge local land use decisions anywhere in the state, regardless of ...

When is Infringement Willful: Is Pre-Lawsuit Knowledge of a Patent Required for Enhanced Damages?

Damages for patent infringement have reached new heights in recent years, passing even the one-billion-dollar mark. A jury recently awarded VLSI Technology $2.175 billion in damages against Intel Corporation for infringement of patents related to electronic device processor chips, which the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas upheld in denying Intel’s Rule 50(b) Motion for Judgment ...

Damages for patent infringement have reached new heights in recent years, passing even the one-billion-dollar mark. A jury recently awarded VLSI Technology $2.175 billion in damages against Intel Corporation for ...

SBW Welcomes Michael E. Chait

We are pleased to announce that Michael E. Chait has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as Of Counsel. Before joining SBW, Mike has been managing partner in the Seattle litigation boutique Montgomery Scarp & Chait since 2018, and previously honed his skills as an associate at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp in Los Angeles. Mike is a 2006 graduate ...

We are pleased to announce that Michael E. Chait has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as Of Counsel. Before joining SBW, Mike has been managing partner in the Seattle ...

SBW Welcomes Chris Lindemeier

We are pleased to announce that Chris Lindemeier has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as an associate. Before joining SBW, Chris was an associate at the Dickson Frolich firm here in Seattle.  Chris brings a broad spectrum of litigation experience to our firm.  Chris has handled business, real estate, and intellectual property disputes, and brings first-chair trial experience, as well ...

We are pleased to announce that Chris Lindemeier has joined Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP as an associate. Before joining SBW, Chris was an associate at the Dickson Frolich firm here in ...

Savitt Bruce & Willey Recognized By Campaign for Equal Justice.

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP is proud to announce being recognized once again as a Champion of Justice by the King County Law Firm Campaign for Equal Justice. The Campaign for Equal Justice is Washington state’s unified fund drive for civil legal aid. It is a program of the Legal Foundation of Washington and funds 40+ nonprofit legal aid ...

Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP is proud to announce being recognized once again as a Champion of Justice by the King County Law Firm Campaign for Equal Justice. The Campaign ...

Update on Baseball’s Antitrust Exemption

An update to our prior post "Baseball Tries An Old Saw: “Let’s not compete on wages….”:  On different grounds, there is a new challenge to Baseball’s antitrust exemption, brought by four of the minor league baseball clubs which lost their MLB affiliation in the recent shakeup of the minor leagues' organization.  See the complaint here.  Antitrust expertise has long ...

An update to our prior post "Baseball Tries An Old Saw: “Let’s not compete on wages….”:  On different grounds, there is a new challenge to Baseball’s antitrust exemption, brought by ...

Four SBW lawyers selected to 2022 Best Lawyers®

We congratulate four of our partners on their selection to the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. David Bruce, Duncan Manville, James Savitt, and Stephen Willey have again been recognized for their litigation excellence in Bet-the-Company, Commercial, and Intellectual Property. David Bruce was also recognized for excellence in Municipal Law. James Savitt, in addition to being named to Best Lawyers ...

We congratulate four of our partners on their selection to the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. David Bruce, Duncan Manville, James Savitt, and Stephen Willey have again been recognized for ...